Kiara Hill is a Ph.D. candidate in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she also received a graduate certificate in Public History from the Department of History. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications from Sacramento State University and her M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Alabama. Kiara’s dissertation explores the role of Black women cultural workers during the Black Arts Movement, and the Black arts institutions they founded and organized in the Northeastern United States. Kiara has worked on curatorial projects in the Pioneer Valley and has curated two exhibitions at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS: 5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson and Speak to Me of Rivers: An Exploration of Race, Identity and Lived Experience in Contemporary African American Art.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the sixteen art history doctoral students selected for the sixth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Joining from fifteen universities—six of which are sending a student to the program for the first time—this year’s cohort addresses a wide range ... Read More >